- The United States has ordered China to close its Houston consulate. In retaliation, China is considering shutting down the US consulate in Wuhan. The Trump Administration has already ramped up pressure on China on a wide range of issues: imposing sanctions on Chinese officials over policies in Tibet and Xinjiang; downgraded relations with Hong Kong after China implemented a new security law; and declaring Beijing’s pursuit of territory and resources in the South China Sea as illegal.
SOURCES: ASIA TIMES-SPUTNIK https://asiatimes.com/2020/07/us-orders-china-to-close-its-houston-consulate/
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